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Lagos Court Detains Mother and Daughter Over Alleged Child Labour

In a legal battle unfolding at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Nwobi Olubube Favour, aged 25, and her mother, Nwobi Ebele Angela, aged 55, find themselves at the center of accusations related to child labour.

Upon their plea of not guilty to charges of harbouring and using minors for domestic work, brought forth by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Justice Abimbola Awogboro ordered their remand.

The accused, residents of B 41, Abijoh GRA, Chois Garden Estate Lekki, Lagos State, are alleged to have engaged in these activities between May and November 2023.

According to prosecutor Uzunwa I. Egonu, the exploitative actions of the defendants had severe repercussions on the physical, social, and psychological well-being of the two underage girls involved.

Furthermore, NAPTIP levelled additional charges against the mother and daughter, accusing them of assaulting two agency officials, Ederibhalo Ajiegbe Elvis and Trust Oluwaseun Adekoye.

The alleged incident occurred during the officials’ performance of duties at the agency’s office in GRA, Ikeja, on March 12. It is claimed that the accused forcibly seized a laptop and an iPhone 8 from the officials during the altercation.

As proceedings unfolded, the prosecutor pushed for a trial date and advocated for the defendants’ remand in custody.

On the other side, the legal representative for Favour and Angela requested a brief adjournment to prepare and file bail applications on their behalf.

Consequently, Justice Awogboro scheduled the matter for further proceedings on May 7, allowing time for both sides to present their cases.

Efecha Gold
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